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Auction 176, Lot 488

"Salisburgensis Iurisdictionis, Locorumque Vicinorum Vera Descriptio Auctore Marco Secznagel Salisburgense", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Western Austria

Period: 1581 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 13.3 inches
43.7 x 33.8 cm
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This unusual regional map is is oriented to the west and drawn as though on a parchment with its edges curling up to reveal a view of the city beneath it. The cartography is based on Marcus Secznagel. This is the first of Ortelius' maps of the region surrounding Salzburg with the large bird's-eye view of the city in the lower right quadrant. This plate was used for the editions between 1570 and 1595 and was replaced with a much less decorative map in the later editions. It is a superb example of decorative cartography. French text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #107.

Condition: A

A nice impression with light show-through of text on verso and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/12/2020